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Aurora Borealis Height Determined Using Two Cameras
2013-09-06 16:32:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A natural light display seen from high altitude locations in the Northern Hemisphere, the aurora borealis has fascinated people for hundreds, if not thousands, of years and a new photography-based technique has allowed researchers to determine the exact height of the phenomenon. According to a new report in Annales Geophysicae, a journal of the European Geosciences Union, Japanese researchers used two digital single-lens reflex...

Auroras Recreated In The Lab
2013-08-22 05:08:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most beautiful sights in North America is the Aurora Borealis, the famous Northern Lights. A team of scientists have discovered the tools necessary to recreate the colorful light show, and have brought the Northern Lights to a lab at NASA’s Langley Research Center. A device called the Planeterrella combines all the necessary ingredients - a magnetic field, charged particles, and a sphere – to create the simulation of...

2013-08-14 23:01:38

Student-athletes at University of Colorado Boulder are honing their athletic performance with help from the experts at CU’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC). Athletes from CU’s football team and men’s and women’s basketball teams are participating in leading-edge testing and monitoring allowing them to get the most of their training and perform to their best ability while avoiding injury. AURORA, Colo. (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 Student-athletes at University of Colorado...

2013-08-12 23:03:05

Area veterans now receive help with their dental needs through the “Share a Smile with a Vet” program. Aurora, CO (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Concorde Career College’s Aurora campus is pleased to announce their “Share a Smile with a Vet” program. Concorde is a private post-secondary educational institution that trains healthcare professionals and along with providing quality education, they work hard to give back to area communities. It was brought to Concorde’s attention that...

2013-07-31 23:37:26

Simulation capabilities, fully functional Emergency Operations Center at CCA, a Colorado community college, make it a go-to locale for military entities. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 The Center for Simulation, Disaster Management Institute and the realism interjected into campus buildings continue to make CCA, an Aurora and Denver community college, the best-kept secret in ensuring that our military is prepared for disasters of all types. CCA was one of the primary hosts for Vigilant...

2013-07-19 23:04:37

In honor of the upcoming anniversary of the shooting in the Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, Phil Johnson, the founder of Have You Seen the Ring, will be donating all the profits from his company's new Loose Diamonds program to HelpAsh – the charity for recovering victim Ashley Moser. Aurora, Colorado (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 July 20th, 2013 marks the one year anniversary of the heartbreaking shooting in the Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Though the community has...

NASA Assigns Two Spacecraft To New Moon Study Mission
2013-07-10 08:59:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After successful completion of their science objectives earlier this year, two NASA spacecraft have been assigned a new mission to study how solar wind electrifies, alters and erodes the moon's surface. The data collected could reveal valuable information for future explorers and give planetary scientists a hint of what's happening on other worlds around the Solar System. The new mission's name is ARTEMIS, or Acceleration,...

2013-07-08 23:01:52

Volunteers from Kelmscott Communications donated their time at the 5th Annual Two Brothers Summer Festival hosted by Two Brothers Roundhouse. Proceeds benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Mutual Ground. Aurora, IL (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 Volunteers from Kelmscott Communications made a difference at the 5th Annual Two Brothers Summer Festival on June 21st through 23rd in Aurora. The three-day community event hosted by Two Brothers Roundhouse centered around live music, food and drinks...


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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén (May 30, 1908 - April 2, 1995) was a Swedish plasma physicist born in Norrköping, Sweden. Alfvén received his PhD from the University of Uppsala in 1934. His thesis was titled "Investigations of the Ultra-short Electromagnetic Waves." He was originally trained as an electrical power engineer and later moved on to research and teaching in the fields of plasma physics. Alfvén made many contributions to plasma physics, including theories describing the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Aurora -- The Polar Aurora are natural displays of light in the sky that can be seen with the unaided eye only at night. An auroral display in the Northern Hemisphere is called the aurora borealis, or the northern lights; in the Southern Hemisphere it is called the aurora australis. Auroras are the most visible effect of the sun's activity on the earth's atmosphere. The beautiful and often eerie curtains of light in the night time sky have been observed by people for millennia. An aurora...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Van Allen Radiation Belt -- The Van Allen radiation belt is a torus of energetic charged particles around Earth, trapped by Earth's magnetic field. The presence of a radiation belt had been theorized prior to the Space Age and the belt's presence was confirmed by the Explorer I on January 31, 1958 and Explorer III missions, under Doctor James Van Allen. The trapped radiation was first mapped out by Explorer IV and Pioneer III. Qualitatively, it is useful to view this belt as consisting...

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Solar Wind -- Solar wind, a stream of particles (mostly high-energy protons ~ 500 Kev) that is continually ejected from the surface of the Sun. The composition of this plasma is identical to the Sun's corona, 73% hydrogen and 25% helium with the remainder as trace impurities, and is ionized. Near Earth, the velocity of the solar wind varies from 200km/s-889km/s. The average is 450 km/s. Approximately 3000 tons of material is lost from the Sun every hour as solar wind. Since solar...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Flare -- A solar flare is a violent eruption that explodes from a star's photosphere with energies equivalent to tens of millions of hydrogen bombs. Solar flares from the Sun send out a streams of highly energetic solar wind that can present a radiation hazard to spacecraft outside of planetary magnetospheres and can disrupt radio signals on Earth. Solar flares were first observed on the Sun in 1859 by English astronomer Richard Carrington. They have also been observed to...

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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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